About

Contact

Email – art@tomharforth.com

 

Artists Statement

I am an artist printmaker who predominantly works with screen printing and collage, my subject matter revolves around the textures of decaying landscapes. Through my work I focus on the fragile, weathered and ageing characteristics of abandoned structures, natural form and surfaces. I work with scale and composition, often in contrasting modes; this is to affirm the feel and impact from the original locations. Presenting my work is an area in which I use a variety of mechanisms from the traditional frame to within archival drawers, artists’ books, to sculptural wall arrangements and installations. With my practice I am pushing the traditional forms of printmaking and trying to test new approaches, while trying to keep the manual and analogue essence of printmaking.

 

Commissions

I am very willing to undertake commissions, if you would like me to create an artwork/s, please enquire at art@tomharforth.com giving details of your proposed commission ideas.

In a previous commission I have used photographic imagery provided by the client, to produce a print evoking memories of a coastal walk combining textures and landscapes.

 

Education

BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire (2013-2016)

BETEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Barrow in Furness Sixth Form College (2012-13)

 

Artist Residencies

Leighton Artists’ Colony, The Banff Centre, Canada, 2018

 

Exhibitions

RBSA Print Prize 2018, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, 2018

The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged Centre, Penrith, 2017

C-ART Cumbrian Artist of the Year, Rheged Centre, Penrith, 2017

Structure of Decay, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 2017

Remnants, Hanover Project, Preston, 2017

It Shouldn’t Really Work, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, 2016

The Bones of It, DS16 Degree Show UCLan, Preston, 2016

SeaCourt Mini Print Biennial, Bangor, 2016

The Haworth Prize (New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition), Mall Galleries, London, 2015

20-20 Print Exchange Exhibitions, National, 2014/15

Lessness, Hanover Gallery, Preston, 2015

Inner Klang, Hanover Gallery, Preston, 2015

The Outset, Carnforth Station, Carnforth, 2014

The Outset, Tattoo Studio 81, Preston, 2014

 

Reviews/Articles

Link to UCLan case study of Banff Arts Centre Residency 2018

https://www.uclan.ac.uk/about_us/case_studies/tom-harforth.php

 

Link to review by Lewis McNaught (Mall Galleries Director)

Six Unmissable Works at the New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, Director Lewis McNaught, Mall Galleries Website, 2015

 

Link to North West Eventing Mail article on ‘Structure of Decay’ Exhibition

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/what-s-on/article/Brewerys-buildings-brought-into-focus-in-South-Lakes-artists-debut-show-51bb6635-6921-45b8-b9b4-d4d4d014ee33-ds

 

Link to Grange Now – ‘Artist of the Month’ column, incorporating ‘Structure of Decay’ Exhibition – Top of Page 14

https://issuu.com/chrisplumb/docs/gn310_-_lores